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A year ago in November 2017 Nick Cowan CEO of Gibraltar Stock Exchange announced the launch of the Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange on our stage. In 12 months they have become the GSX Group, GBX with sponsor firms and the Blockchain Innovation Centre launching. He will talk to us about the exponential growth they have experienced this year and some new projects during our Fireside Chat.
Our second guest is James Lasry a Partner and Head of the Funds Team and a member of the FinTech team at Hassans International Law Firm. He deals with funds and financial services law, as well as tax. James is a highly regarded practitioner who has been instrumental in setting up the majority of Gibraltar’s funds, including the first experienced investor fund and the first protected cell company fund. He is Chairman of the Gibraltar Funds and Investments Association.
Join us on Wednesday 21st November @ World Trade Centre Gibraltar
**EARLYBIRD TICKETS AVAILABLE TILL MONDAY 18th NOVEMBER**
Nick Cowan has over 30 years investment industry experience in Developed and Emerging Markets including five years as the Global Head of Equities for ING Barings serving as a Member of Executive Committee. The Gibraltar Stock Exchange (GSX) was one of the youngest exchanges in the world becoming one of the quickest to market options for issuers in Europe. In 2015, they were involved in structuring an Asset Backed Security, backed by Bitcoin, which introduced us to the workings of DLT. Around the same time the Government of Gibraltar had commenced a consultation process to introduce regulations around DLT (now in law), leading us to make the decision to fully adopt DLT in our business model whilst embracing best practices around governance and disclosure. Now the group has a token sale platform and a cryptocurrency exchange, owned by a stock exchange. He is the CEO of the GSX Group that includes the Gibraltar Stock Exchange, the Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange, Juno Services and the Blockchain Innovation Centre.
James advised the Government of Gibraltar on its funds legislation and he was involved in the drafting of the Financial Services (Experienced Investor Funds) Regulations 2005. He is a member of the Gibraltar Finance Centre Council and an alternate member of the Gibraltar Investor Compensation Scheme. A member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practioners, James advised on a substantial trust in a case involving litigation in Paris, New York and Buenos Aires that was featured in the ‘New Yorker’ magazine, the ‘New York Law Journal’ and on CBS News.